Sep 30, 2008

Pirate Update!

It's hard to keep up with pirate news, that's why I recommend you read this blog. The latest pirate situation involves Somali pirates who have taken a ship and are holding it for ransom. The US Navy has surrounded the ship and is negotiating with the pirates for hostages.

But now the pirates are getting really piraty and killing each other.

The pirates are holding 20 crew members and demanding $20 million ransom.

In the latest twist, the AP quotes a U.S. defense official as saying a disagreement among the pirates prompted a shootout that left three pirates dead.
Yay! Now you're acting like pirates!
But the AP, in contact with the pirates by satellite phone quotes a pirate spokesman as denying the report, saying his colleagues were simply celebrating the Muslim feast of Eid al-Fitr.

“We didn’t dispute over a single thing, let alone have a shootout,” pirate spokesman Sugule Ali told The AP. “We are happy on the ship and we are celebrating Eid. “Nothing has changed.”

Boo! You are pussy pirates. Oh, and happy Eid! Allah would be proud.

1 comment:

Master Obsidious said...

"pirate spokesman"

Most awesome job ever.